Special Needs

New Special Needs Tutorial Series: How to Write an IPP

Have you ever wondered about how an Individual Program Plan (IPP) works? Do you know how to write long- and short-term goals? The first tutorial in the two-part special needs series provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP, and an opportunity for CNC staff to learn about the different parts of an IPP, why they’re important, and how they work together to support a child. The second tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP – including long- and short-term goals that really support their programming and provide a clear direction for helping a child and family! Resources, references, a facilitator guide, and group discussion questions are also available for each tutorial in the learning centre.

CMAS Webinar: Special Needs and Children’s Settlement

Each child and family comes to CNC with a unique set of strengths and needs. Many are learning a new language, dealing with change and loss, or even the trauma of forced migration. As one of the first points of contact here in Canada, CNC program staff are often uniquely positioned to support newcomer children’s settlement and development. In this new CMAS webinar, CMAS special needs consultant Shanda Burnett helps participants better recognize and understand settlement and developmental needs. She also talks about Individual Program Plans and how they help when a child needs extra support.